Fair planned to celebrate education

It takes more than a school to educate students. That's the premise behind the Celebrate Education Fair to be held Wednesday at Carson High School.

"We can't do it by ourselves," said special-education teacher Shawn Schneider. "There has to be a partnership established between teachers, parents and the community. It really does take a village."

About 40 booths will be set up throughout the hallways of Carson High School with information ranging from youth organizations to family resource groups.

"There's going to be agencies and organizations there to give teachers the tools to make them more aware of what could help kids in the classroom," Schneider said. "It will also allow parents to be more aware of the resources that are out there."

Students from the drama department, choir and ROTC will stage small performances during the fair for those attending.

"It's a way to showcase the students in the area and their talents and abilities," Schneider said. "They'll get to see the youth of the community perform."

This will be the second fair sponsored by the Carson City School District and the Ormsby County Educators Association.

Last year, turnout was minimal but Schneider is hopeful it will be more successful this year.

"We're very excited," she said. "We're looking to have more people show up. The word is really getting out there."

An addition to this year's fair will be a table where teachers can bring old lesson plans, books or other learning devices to share with other educators.

"They can swap ideas with other teachers or parents. It would be useful for anyone involved in homeschooling."

If You Go:

What: Celebrate Education Fair

Where: Carson High School

When: 6 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday


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